Tag Archives: Ron DeSantis

Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Law Goes Into Effect Today

NBC News reports: As Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law — or what critics have dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” law — goes into effect Friday, some of the state’s public school districts have begun rolling out new policies to limit LGBTQ issues and identities from being discussed in the classroom. Critics and legal experts have said the broad language …

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Florida Moves To Dismiss Challenge To “Don’t Say Gay” Law As Showing No “Animus Against LGBTQ Individuals”

CBS News reports: Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office is asking a federal judge to toss out a challenge to a controversial new law that restricts instruction on gender identity and sexual orientation in Florida public schools. Lawyers for the state filed a 60-page motion Monday arguing that U.S. District Judge Allen Winsor should dismiss the case filed by the LGBTQ-advocacy …

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Florida Ousts Pro-Vax Pediatrician From State Board

Florida Politico reports: Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis is pushing out a pediatrician from a board in charge of running the state’s Healthy Kids program because of her viewpoints on vaccines for children under five. Patronis’ office notified Dr. Lisa Gwynn [photo], who is also serving as the president of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, …

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Trump Only +9 Over DeSantis In National GOP Poll

Mediaite reports: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is within single digits of ex-President Donald Trump in a new national poll, the closest he’s been in this or any other reputable poll — and that’s before Tuesday’s bombshell testimony. A sample of Republican and Republican-leaning respondents to a new Yahoo! News/YouGov poll were asked “Who would you rather see as the Republican …

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Orlando Teachers Banned From Wearing Rainbow Items, Having Photos Of Same-Sex Spouses On Desks [VIDEO]

Orlando’s ABC News affiliate reports: Representatives for Orange County teachers sounded alarm bells Monday after word spread from principals that Orange County Public Schools would impose strict restrictions on classroom behavior after Florida’s new Parental Rights in Education law, a.k.a the “Don’t Say Gay” law, took effect. According to representatives of the county’s teacher association, teachers and staff members will …

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Cultists Are Swarming Florida’s School Board Elections

Politico reports: Florida Republicans are capitalizing on the national movement surrounding parental rights and education by jumping into local school board races with crucial endorsements and much-needed cash. Dozens of political committees with ties to Florida conservatives are funneling thousands of dollars toward candidates who share Gov. Ron DeSantis’ priorities by campaigning against issues like critical race theory. “People are …

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FL US House Candidate Fakes DeSantis Endorsement

Florida Politics reports: The ad features her flanked by the Governor and former President, all three of them wearing big grins. Whoever wins the Republican Primary for Florida’s 15th Congressional District will be the favorite in November. The seat, as drawn, went for former President Donald Trump by about three points in 2020, and this year’s election is expected to …

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Florida To Become Next Hot Spot In Abortion Battle

The Washington Post reports: In Florida, where residents in a half-dozen relatively liberal urban counties are continually locked in political duels with the conservatives who dominate much of the rest of the state, the debate over abortion rights is just getting started. IHow accessible abortion will remain in Florida could hinge on how DeSantis plays his competing political ambitions and …

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DeSantis’s Wife Launches “Million Mamas For DeSantis”

Fox News reports: Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the launch of Mamas for DeSantis today in support of her husband Gov. Ron DeSantis’ re-election campaign, which will seek to elevate the voices of Florida parents and families. “Through the First Lady’s leadership, Mamas for DeSantis will work in partnership with Governor Ron DeSantis’s re-election campaign as a movement for …

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Politico: DeSantis Won’t Ask For Trump’s Endorsement

Politico reports: Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has plenty of advantages ahead of his November reelection. More than $100 million in the bank. A growing statewide Republican voter advantage. Massive popularity with the conservative base. What DeSantis doesn’t need and isn’t requesting: former President Donald Trump’s endorsement. According to four people connected to the governor and former president, DeSantis has …

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Florida Schools Struggle To Implement “Don’t Say Gay”

Tampa’s NPR affiliate reports: School districts across Florida are working to implement a new state law that bans classroom instruction on sexual identity and gender orientation in grades K-3 and potentially in other grades as well. But they’re facing a lack of clarity on how to put policies in place to comply with the new mandate. The Florida Department of …

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REPORT: Trump World Is Working Against DeSantis

From a lengthy New Yorker piece on DeSantis: Trump told me that he was “very close to making a decision” about whether to run. “I don’t know if Ron is running, and I don’t ask him,” he said. “It’s his prerogative. I think I would win.” In nearly every poll of likely Republican contenders, Trump still has a solid advantage: …

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Major Trump Donors Are Shoveling Cash At DeSantis

Politico reports: DeSantis has attracted the attention of some of the nation’s wealthiest Republican donors, including many who were key financiers of Trump’s reelection bid or backers of high profile Republican candidates and causes, according to POLITICO analysis of campaign finance data. A DeSantis-aligned political committee, Friends of Ron DeSantis, has received $3.4 million this election cycle from 10 donors …

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DeSantis Reverses, Allows Orders Of Vaccine For Kids

McClatchy reports: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is now allowing healthcare providers — including pediatricians and children’s hospitals — to order COVID-19 vaccines from a federal program for children between six months and 5 years old, a reversal from earlier this week when providers were prevented from pre-ordering doses. The DeSantis administration is pushing back aggressively against the notion that its …

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Florida Police Get Immigration Enforcement Authority

Miami’s ABC News affiliate reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke at the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office in Pensacola, discussing immigration issues. Signage at the event read “Biden’s Border Crisis.” The governor was in Pensacola to sign legislation, Senate Bill 1808, an immigration law passed in the legislature this year. Flanked by a variety of law enforcement officers, DeSantis discussed issues at …

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Florida Papers Blast GOP Hypocrisy On Drag Shows

From the Miami Herald editorial board: In the same week that the Jan. 6 committee unveiled its findings on the attack against American democracy, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and others were more preoccupied with children attending a drag show in Dallas, Texas. Republicans used the “parents know best” line to pass …

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DeSantis: Florida Is “Affirmatively Against” Vaxxing Kids

Politico reports: Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday railed against providing Covid-19 vaccines to young children, saying Florida will not provide state programs to administer vaccinations for toddlers or infants. DeSantis, speaking at a press conference in Miami, said that Covid-19 vaccines have not gone through enough testing and clinical trials to determine that they are effective. “I would …

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Ron DeSantis On Elon Musk’s 2024 Tweet: “I Welcome Support From African Americans, What Can I Say?”

The Hill reports: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) responded on Wednesday to Elon Musk’s tweet earlier in the day saying he was leaning toward supporting DeSantis for president in 2024. “I’m focused on 2022,” DeSantis, who is rumored to be considering a bid for the White House, told reporters. “But with Elon Musk, what I would say is, I welcome …

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Lawsuit: Florida Abortion Ban Violates Jewish Rights

Reuters reports: Florida’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy violates the religious freedom of Jews because Jewish law requires the procedure in some cases, a Boynton Beach synagogue said in a lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed in state court on Friday by Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor, also says that the abortion ban violates the right to privacy guaranteed by the …

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DeSantis Calls Protests At SCOTUS An “Insurrection”

Mediaite reports: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis appeared on Fox & Friends Monday morning and was challenged over his political ambitions in 2024, particularly if former President Donald Trump opts to run for the White House as well. Pete Hegseth turned to his guest and said “Let’s cut the small talk. 2022’s coming up, 2024. We know President Trump is considering …

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